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Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga free gas goes to dad with no car, another who’s dead


In this city, among the perks of being a councilor is free gasoline.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Solon: Inviting Misuari to Bangsamoro hearings ‘an insult to people of Zamboanga’

Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City. congress.gov.ph

A representative of the conflict-stricken Zamboanga City pleaded not to invite Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari for the panel’s hearings over the recently submitted Bangsamoro bill, which seeks to implement the government’s peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sacks of endangered seashells seized in boat


A total of 104 jute sacks containing seashells of endangered species were seized last week by Navy men in a boat in waters between this city and Basilan province.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga ‘conjugal tents’ seen

CHILDREN at Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, home to thousands of evacuees in Zamboanga City.  JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The city government is thinking of building “conjugal spaces” for couples who lack privacy in their own tents in evacuation centers.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »